“I met a few Palacio de Granda students in London during a study abroad trip when I was 16. They spoke very highly of their school and they convinced me to spend some time in Spain. The experience in the boarding facilities was so amazing that I decided to stay for two years. My language skills are very strong now, especially in Spanish. I plan on studying Orthodontics at the University of Madrid. I know that without Palacio de Granda, I might not have been able to study there.”
ALESSANDRO, AGE 18, ITALY
“I consider my own experience to be an amazing opportunity for academic growth. I have received a tremendous amount of support from my teachers to achieve the goals I have set for myself. I have also developed the study skills that are essential for university life.
Living with people of different ages, nationalities, and cultures has broadened my perspectives, helped me define who I am, and develop values of tolerance, friendship and respect.
I took away not only pleasant memories of my classmates, but also of all the staff who run the boarding facilities like a real home with a lot of care and dedication.”
MARÍA FERNÁNDEZ CIDERES, AGE 17, MEXICO
“I felt that I was spending too much time on my mobile phone or playing sports, and I didn’t have enough time to study. In the boarding facilities, I found the perfect balance between fun and work. Living there required important and positive life changes both personally and in my studies.”
SERGIO CADIERNO ALEGRE, AGE 16, ASTORGA
“I am a student at the school, and I have stayed at the boarding facilities. My parents travel a lot for work. Sometimes I have stayed there to prepare for exams. I always felt supported and encouraged by my classmates and the boarding facilities staff. They took care of me like I was in my own home.
During my final years at the school I was a part-time resident, meaning that I stayed there after school to study. Those study sessions helped me use my time more wisely and get extra help in some subjects when I needed it.”